Climbing the summit for dignity

November 8, 2016– Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro had long been a dream of Girish Agrawal. “I always wanted to climb Kilimanjaro, but I never got to it,” said the Calgary-area businessman. When he started to plan to make that dream a reality, a new dream emerged. If he was going to make all this effort to reach the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, he decided to expand his goal, by raising funds for an important cause. “I realized I’m going to take this big risk because I have not done any of these kinds of things in my life,” said Girish, adding that he wanted to bring “a little bit more value” to his considerable efforts.

“After Ebola”: What’s next for Liberia

November 6, 2016– AKFC Reporting Fellow Kayla Hounsell went to Liberia earlier this year to see how the country is rebuilding after the Ebola outbreak that hit west Africa.

Giving thanks

October 12, 2016 – Last weekend, we celebrated the fall harvest with a Thanksgiving meal with family and friends. On the other side of the world, families celebrate a different kind of community meal – one that saves lives. In Mozambique, where 2 out of 5 children are malnourished, Canadian support has helped train communities to harvest essential crops and prepare nutritious meals.

With Our Own Hands: Uncovering a rich culinary tradition on the “Roof of the World”

October 12, 2016 – The Pamir Mountains, at the junction of the Himalayas with the Tian Shan, Karakoram, Kunlun, and Hindu Kush ranges are among the highest mountains in the world. To the uninitiated, the landscape can seem wild, barren, even hostile. But the region is actually a centre of origin for many crops that we see on dinner tables around the world today, such as rye, and certain varieties of apples, walnuts, and apricots. To the Pamiris however, this is simply home.

Our journey continues

September 13, 2016- Together: An exhibition on global development has welcomed over 20,000 visitors since it launched in April this year, traveling across British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. This fall, the exhibition travels to Manitoba and Ontario, exploring how Canadians are working together to alleviate global poverty. Interactive workshops will be delivered at several university stops, including University of Winnipeg and Seneca College. New venues are being added to the schedule regularly. Find out more and follow the journey.

Connecting Canadian Communities for 32 Years

July 13, 2016 – In 1985, a group of women in Vancouver came together to raise funds to support the work of AKFC. All had come from Africa or Asia and wanted to give back to the communities they left behind. They persuaded 1,000 other Canadians to join them in a walk to fight global poverty and raised $55,000.

It’s not too late to join our Walk community in the fight against global poverty.